How to Choose a New HVAC System

January 6, 2019


When you’re building a new home or your existing home needs its heating and cooling system replaced, you might not know where to begin. There are a lot of quality heating and air conditioning solutions available. Our technicians at Scott-Lee Heating Company offer these tips to help you select the right heating and cooling system for your indoor comfort needs in St. Louis.

Size of Your House

Your heating and cooling system needs to have the right capacity for your house. Too big of a system could cost you more money than necessary on your utility bills. Too small of a system could decrease your indoor comfort. A system that is too small would cycle a lot in order to attain the temperature on the thermostat, which would also cost you more money. Our technicians can help you choose the right size or capacity of heating and air conditioning system.

Features of Your House

If you live in an older home, it might not have air ducts. If you added to your home, the addition may not have air ducts. Your home’s construction material is also important. Brick homes retain heat better than wood homes. We install heat pumps, furnaces, air conditioners, ductless and mini-split systems in order to accommodate the features of your house.

Your Location and Climate

Location and climate also play an important role in choosing heating and cooling systems. Homeowners in Florida might not need a furnace while homeowners in Maine might need both a furnace and a heat pump. We take climate and location into account when choosing the type of equipment to install for heating and cooling your home.

Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency is another important consideration for your new heating and cooling system. The higher the energy efficiency of the heat pump, furnace or air conditioner, the less you will pay in monthly utility bills. We also install energy recovery systems that give an additional boost to energy efficiency.

Give us a call at Scott-Lee Heating Company today for more information about choosing the right heating and cooling system for your home.